Serve as an Appellate Panel Judge 2023

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We want YOU to serve as a judge on an appellate panel!

Beginning the week of May 29th, middle school students from cities and towns across the Commonwealth will be presenting their appellate cases during Discovering Justice's 2023 Mock Appeals. Join a local judge and attorney on an appellate panel to hear students' oral arguments and determine the case in front of families, friends, teachers, school administrators, legal professionals, and community members. As an appellate panel judge, you will use your legal expertise to directly benefit local students and create a positive Mock Appeal culminating event.

Find specific dates, times, and locations for each of the Mock Appeals below.

Please complete this form to register for your spot on the appellate panel for these two-hour events. 

All Mock Appeals will be followed by a brief reception or pizza celebration. 

We are excited to have you volunteer at the event!
Contact Information

Appellate Panel Judge Registration
Mock Appeal Culminating Event Details

  • Boston: Wednesday, May 31st, 5-7 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • Brockton: Thursday, May 25th, 5-7 pm | Brockton District Court
  • Brookline (Florida Ruffin Ridley): Wednesday, May 31st, 5-7 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • Brookline (Runkle): Wednesday, May 24th, 3-5 pm | Brookline District Court
  • Framingham: Thursday, June 6th, 3:00-4:30 pm | Framingham District Court
  • Lowell (Robinson, Stoklosa): Wednesday, June 1st, 5-7 pm | Lowell Justice Center
  • Lowell (Sullivan): Wednesday, May 24th, 5-7 pm | Lowell Justice Center
  • Medford: Wednesday, May 31st, 5-7 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • New Bedford: Thursday, June 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm | New Bedford Superior Court
  • Springfield: Thursday, May 30th, 4:00-6:00 pm | Springfield Federal Courthouse
  • Waltham: Wednesday, May 31st, 5-7 pm | John Joseph Moakley U.S Courthouse
  • Worcester: Tuesday, June 6th, 5-7pm | Donohue Federal Building and Courthouse

Additional Information
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Next Steps After Registering Below

Thank you for volunteering as an appellate panel judge for our Mock Appeal. You will receive a confirmation email and reminders leading up to the event. Once students complete their petitioner and respondent memos in mid-May, we will share them with you so you can best prepare for questioning. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Malia Brooks at

We look forward to seeing you on the panel.